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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Installing a new furnace is a big investment, and you want to make sure you’ve squeezed every minute of life out of your old heating system before you purchase a new one. But how do you know when to replace your old furnace with a new, energy-efficient one?

At Arctic Air Conditioning, we have your guide to deciding between repairing or replacing your furnace.

Need more help deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace? Call 732-455-9110 today.

4 Things To Consider To Decide If You Need Furnace Repair or Replacement

Here are a few things you should consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace:

1. The Age of Your Furnace

If you take care of your furnace and have it properly inspected each year, it’s likely to last you approximately 10–15 years.

That said, if you start having furnace problems after about a decade (including decreased performance, higher costs, and frequent breakdowns), you may save more in the long run by choosing replacement. That way, you can benefit from the energy savings of an efficient system.

2. Your Monthly Heating Costs

If you’ve had your furnace for a while and you’re noticing your heating bills have gone up recently, call the team at Arctic Air Conditioning for a furnace inspection.

We can help you determine whether you need a furnace replacement and how much money you could save with a new furnace. If the costs and savings add up, we’ll replace your furnace right away.

3. The Frequency & Cost of Repairs

As furnaces get older, they start needing more frequent repairs, especially as they approach the last two or three years of their service lives. If you’re paying almost as much for repairs as you paid for the furnace, it means you’re probably due for a furnace replacement.

4. The Overall Comfort of Your Home

This is a great indicator of whether you should repair or replace your furnace. You need to gauge the overall comfort of your home. Can your furnace reliably maintain the temperature set on your thermostat? Is your home heated evenly from room to room?

If your furnace can’t manage these two things and it’s near 10 years old (or older), it’s time to replace your furnace. Otherwise, you can consult with one of our HVAC professionals to see what repairs can be made to improve your comfort.

Schedule Your Furnace Service in Central New Jersey

Whether you’ve decided on furnace repair or furnace replacement in central NJ — or if you can’t decide which is right — call Arctic Air Conditioning. We can inspect your system and determine the best course of action.

Contact us today for service in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Somerset, Union, Ocean, Essex, Morris, Burlington, and Hunterdon.

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